. Reports of explorations and surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean . i c o o c BOTANY. 23 Arbutus Menziesii, Pursh. The Madrofia. A. Menziesii, Pursh. Flor. l,p. 282. A. procera, JDougl. Mss. Hook. Flor. Bor. Amer. 2, p. 36.. Fig, 2. Branch with leaves and fruit of A. Menziesii, J natural size.Fig. 2a. Flowers of A. Menziesii, J natural size. Description.—A small tree, 25-30 feet high, 12 inches in diameter at base; hark exfoliating,green or reddish, according to the season, very smooth; leaves oval, peti

. Reports of explorations and surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean . i c o o c BOTANY. 23 Arbutus Menziesii, Pursh. The Madrofia. A. Menziesii, Pursh. Flor. l,p. 282. A. procera, JDougl. Mss. Hook. Flor. Bor. Amer. 2, p. 36.. Fig, 2. Branch with leaves and fruit of A. Menziesii, J natural size.Fig. 2a. Flowers of A. Menziesii, J natural size. Description.—A small tree, 25-30 feet high, 12 inches in diameter at base; hark exfoliating,green or reddish, according to the season, very smooth; leaves oval, peti Stock Photo
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. Reports of explorations and surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean . i c o o c BOTANY. 23 Arbutus Menziesii, Pursh. The Madrofia. A. Menziesii, Pursh. Flor. l, p. 282. A. procera, JDougl. Mss. Hook. Flor. Bor. Amer. 2, p. 36.. Fig, 2. Branch with leaves and fruit of A. Menziesii, J natural size.Fig. 2a. Flowers of A. Menziesii, J natural size. Description.—A small tree, 25-30 feet high, 12 inches in diameter at base; hark exfoliating, green or reddish, according to the season, very smooth; leaves oval, petiolate, entire or sub-serrate, very smooth above, glaucous below; flowers urceolate, in elongated and clusteredpubescent racemes ; berries red, rough, many-seeded, ornamental. The Madrofia, as it is called in California, has a wide range on the Pacific coast. It is not uncom-mon in the Sacramento valley, and the largest trees of it which I saw were on the banks of theWillamette, in Oregon. It ranges north of the Columbia, and in that vicinity is called the laurel. The large, thick and shining leaves, and the smooth and colored bark, give this tree a tropicallook, recalling the Magnolia grandiflora of the southern States by its general aspect. Theberries are red, (at least were so in Oregon in November, ) a

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